Kick-Ass Women and their Kick-Ass Blogs

This past week I promised a discussion of and links to women bloggers. There's this little thing called time that keeps slipping on by and I'm just getting around to it. I'm sorry if you've been waiting by your computer, refreshing every few seconds to see what SD has to say about women and blogging. (He he he ha ha ha - I really do have a firm grasp on reality!)

I tried to set myself a time limit after spending over six hours lost in reading blogs written by African Americans and American Indians. My time limit didn't work. I realize I won't be able to do this every day, but there are some amazing blogs written by extraordinary, ordinary people - all skin colors, genders, ethnicities.

For today's collection, I skipped going to Blogher and headed straight for our own NC Blog Index. Shame on you if you haven't been checking out our own blogroll. The great thing about the NC Blog Index is people can add their own blog to the list. They don't need an invitation, just the desire to register for the site and add their name to the list.

The newest addition to the NC Blog Index just happens to be written by a woman. She has been registered here for over two months as nctodc. The name of her blog is Ripples of Hope. She is from North Carolina and lives in D.C. "All Wet" was written in July of '05 and has a great response to Ken Mehlman's apology for the Southern Strategy.

While she lives in D.C. nctodc writes about North Carolina Politics. This entry, on the NC Governor's race is very interesting. It begins:

It’s not often that I agree with Chuck Todd and John Mercurio’s opinions on Hotline TV, so last week when Mercurio mentioned North Carolina as a possible bright spot for the Republican Party” in 2008, I didn’t think much of it–they’re wrong a lot.

But then, Nathan Gonzales, political editor of the Rothenberg Political Report included North Carolina’s governorship on its watchlist for ‘08. Now admittedly, the Rothenberg Report isn’t at all authoritative in its conclusion, but it, combined with John Mercurio’s statements, gives me pause.

For fear that someone without knowledge of the Old North State, might actually take them seriously, let me offer this simple retort: it ain’t gonna happen.

She has great insight on NC politics, interned for Edwards in '04 and has positive things to say about Obama. Oh....and she likes ACC basketball.

I don't have to say too much about the next visit on the blogroll. Drama Queen takes care of that for us. However, I will encourage you to check the 10th District blog, Pat go bye-bye as frequently as you can. Stop in and leave a few comments and send the link to your friends.

DQ has started something that is sure to catch on big, so make sure she knows if/when you see anything about Patty McLapDog. (Thanks Working for Change!) Don't miss this post by micandacam, who has registered here at BlueNC under that same userid. It's a nice summary of McLapDog's accomplishments. heh heh

Another BlueNC community member, Carolina Girl, has an individual blog titled, Citizen Journalist Review. This site is very easy to navigate. It's relatively young and CG is doing a nice job. The content is heavy on John Edwards, because (as we all should know by now) Carolina Girl is an Edwards supporter. Head on over and scroll through the categories on the right. She also has non-JRE content like this post on NC's environment.

The final blog for today's roundup is also found on our NC Blog Index. Commentaries by Cynthia is not a purely political blog, but is very nicely written and a fun blog to read through. Do scroll down below her initial statement and family collage for newer content. The top date threw me off - thought maybe the blog hadn't been updated, but it has. If you scroll through the pages you will find that Cynthia has written a book and writes a monthly column. Her BlueNC userid is Cynthia Elle.

I promise to do this as often as I can find the time. Just a quick highlight and link. It's fun, but very time consuming. There are so many good blogs out there it's hard to tear myself away to get back to my own writing.

Happy Saturday, Y'all!

Comments

Please leave links to other blogs

in the comments. Ruby left a link to a great blog in Raleigh and I'll highlight her in the next listing. I was trying to stick to our NC Blog Index. I promise, I'm not ignoring any additions in comments.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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The two of us didn't get on my list

That's what we get for having blogs that start with "P" and "T". Oh well.....I'll pimp our sites later. :)

Thank you, sweetie.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic, the ass you save may be your own.

Frankly, mine doesn't deserve it

the Pilot is still struggling with their blogs and it goes down often. I also find myself here more often than there and tend to neglect it because I don't get very much feed-back. However, after your diary on "High Impact Community" I have realized that more people lurk than comment and since I have been given a soapbox, well hell, I should be shouting more often!

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Progressive Discussions

I have neglected my site, as well

it is more fun to be here with friends, but we do need to make better use of our soapboxes - even if it's just to link back to something here to prop it up in the searches. I like the way Josh Marshall does his front page of TalkingPointsMemo. It doesn't work for a group blog, but sometimes he just posts one sentence with a link to something important. Are you allowed to do that at the Pilot? Do they have restrictions?

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic, the ass you save may be your own.

Yes, Momo, should more often

"I came to live out loud."
 
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.”
So enjoy the drama.

Thanks for the "pat" on the back

I've got a few more women (and even a man or two) promising to post . . . soon, soon. It's a little like pulling teeth. But it will come together in time.

I still feel a little stomach pain when I click on "publish." I guess I'm always going to be somewhat intimidated about criticizing people in power. Maybe someone in my past had their head chopped off or, more likely, was burned at the stake!

And we might use pseudonyms but we're traceable. I got a phone call recently. The phone is not listed in my name. They wanted to discuss a blog entry. I said, "How the hell did you get my name, much less my phone number?" (I'd forgotten that I'd printed my name in a post last month. I thought anyone who gave out my phone number would have given me a heads up . . .)

So, with my name in hand, they looked me up on some database that sounds scarey, don't know if it's from consumer files or voter but this person got my address easily. Then they had access to phone number from my address. Scary stuff but at least he wasn't a stalker. I don't think . . .
 
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.”
So enjoy the drama.

I aim to please

hope you're enjoying your Saturday!

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic, the ass you save may be your own.

Thanks, Southern Dem

Thanks for the shout-out. I hope to follow allow Congressman Pat's "accomplishments".

Glad you've joined the fray

Keep up the good work!

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic, the ass you save may be your own.

it's not a blog...

...but it's winter-so consider visiting duke kahanamoku at home in hawai'i for a minute.

about the music-that's "iz".

"...i feel that if a person can't communicate, the very least he can do is to shut up." --tom lehrer, january 1965